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   Robinson, Franciotti. New. (CC)  

    October 6, 2012
    5:00 - 7:00am EDT  

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>> up next on 11 news, it's all about the orioles. the orioles knock out two time american league champs the texas rangers. we'll have team coverage of the friday night win and the road ahead as the o's get another chance to overtake the yankees. do you think they're happy, rob? >> oh, yes. police arrest two suspects in howard county. how a pair of ravens tickets helped officers nab the culprits. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. hello and welcome to 11 news saturday morning. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. your top stories, including last night's big win by the o's in just a moment.
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but first let's check outside with john collins. >> stars, clear skies. >> felt like summer yesterday. >> beautiful day yesterday. been so long. we got a baseball game today. >> it's exciting. >> here in baltimore! things are going downhill. >> not for sports. >> weather wise. we're going to see a big change here coming. one, there's some rain out there that's headed in with a cold front. and the cold front is really gonna change the complexion of the weather over the next 24-36-48 hours. the front, you can see the rain. most of it in pennsylvania and up in new york state. becomes rather scattered when you get farther south down into the ohio river valley. look at the numbers on the screen. 58 baltimore. pittsburgh, 49. ft. wayne, 36. much colder air coming in behind that cold front. it all happens this weekend. i'll detail it all in just a minute. >> thank you, john.
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well, the cinderella story continues for the baltimore orioles who took down the texas rangers last night by a final score of 5-1. >> this is so exciting. and the win was definitely a team effort. we're going to begin our team coverage with a look at the highlights from jerry sandusky. >> orioles magic extends now to the american league division series. the orioles win the first ever american league wild card game as they knock off the texas rangers last night 5-1 at the rangers ball park in arlington. buck showalter saw his team deliver with tremendous poise. first inning, j. j. hardy with the rbi single. the o's have the first lead in the first ever american league wild card game. third inning, pitching duel emerging. joe saunders 5 1/3, only gave up one run. struck out josh hamilton.
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fifth inning, hugh darvish equally impressive, striking out machado. game still tied at 1. in the seventh, orioles continuing to show clutch hitting. 3-1 the orioles at that point. they tack on two insurance runs. rangers made it dramatic, loading the bases in the ninth but jim johnson shuts the door and the oral advance, beating the texas rangers 5-1. so now the orioles turn their attention to the new york yankees in the start of the american league division series. game one sunday night 6:15 at camden yards. games one and two will be at camden yards. games three, four and five if needed at yankee stadium. it all gets under way sunday night at 6:15. so a spectacular sunday setting up for the ravens. the orioles at the yard at 6:15. i'm jerry sandusky. with news like that, i suspect all of our weekends are off to a fantastic start.
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>> jerry, you are so right about that. well, last night's post season victory probably comes sweetest to the man who everyone said couldn't get the job done. starting pitcher joe saunders went into the game against texas 0-6 in arlington with a 9.38 era. our 11 sports director has that part of the story from arlington. >> must have been the reverse jinx, buy a new shirt and tie and you are guaranteed to end up in a champagne bath. one of the things that was interesting on twitter, beginning, first inning he was struggling. by the sixth inning when he was still in there pitching well it was a collection of apologies across the way. joe saunders had had some rough outings in this ball park but tonight he exorcised a few demons. >> appreciated that. i love proving people wrong. that's what i kind of live for. i know my record stunk in this ball park. i had some good games and i had some really bad games.
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tonight it was just about, hey, giving as much as you can for as long as you can and hopefully we can get a few runs against a quality club. >> joe was great today. anything that happened tonight, the key starts with joe. i felt, if we could get his feet on the ground the first inning, stay away from big innings, he could slow them down. >> joe was a beast. lot of guys were batting in this park. tough place to pitch especially against this lineup. >> so joe saunders got the job done in tremendous fashion. the bull pen followed up as it is known to do. sure, jim johnson made it interesting in the ninth. save 52 on the season. he'll take it however it comes. next up, jason hamilton. he was fresh and ready to go. certainly saw him bouncing around. looked awfully fresh in the post game celebration. so we'll see if jason hamills ready to go game one against the yankees. i'm pete gilbert for wbal tv 11
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sports. >> i like that, champagne wins. o's fans have been celebrating all night long. orioles supporters took to the streets of downtown after the final out of the game, cheering and showing off their black and orange. and there's plenty of cause to celebrate. the victory they've been waiting for for more than a decade. >> i really can't put into words what just happened. it's an unbelievable win. we've been waiting 15 years for this. like buck showalter said, we've been waiting for the opportunity to show up in the stadium and support our team. >> businesses have just two days to prepare for a huge tourism boost. as we mentioned earlier the birds hosting the yankees sunday night at orioles park. >> so nice to see everyone happy. >> yep. no one had forgotten about baltimore's other favorite team. the baltimore ravens. especially one young man who was given an unbelievable opportunity on sunday. he was invited to the ravens
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practice wrshg he got to beat torre smith and ray rice. smith posted this picture on his twitter account. bowery was shot on the first day of school inside the cafeteria at perry hall high. police say it was a set of stolen ravens tickets that led them to suspects wanted for a string of burglaries in howard county. the two are charged with four burglaries but investigators believe the pair may have been involved in up to ten more. baumgarden and marketti are accused of stealing two ravens tickets september 24th. >> the suspects, we believe, stole a pair of ravens tickets and then sold them to a memorabilia shop. the owner of the shop used the tickets himself and our officers were there at the stadium to take him out of the seats and question him. >> the shopowner gave police the name of one of the suspects and officers managed to arrest them both during a friday morning traffic stop do you know how
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long it's been since the o's have been to the playoffs? i had red hair. there's no red hair left. what time is it? i don't know. >> game time. >> and the temperature's 62 at thurgood marshall. can an aspirin a day keep memory loss away? why researchers say the white tablet is good for more than just your heart. you know you're still handsome, right? you still have it. >> tell me more lies. i love it. >> where does yur favorite eatery rank when it comes to cleanliness? the push for recent health grades. >> you're looking at a live picture outside. i'm just seasoned. john has your weather plus weather forecast next. stay with us.
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we still have clear skys this morning. you can see the rain out on radar. couple sprinkles coming into west virginia. that's about it. most of the rain is up in pennsylvania, new york state. temperatures really tumble. ft. wayne is down to 37. compared to our just about 60, right? 62 at thurgood marshall. 66 inner harbor. clear skies. 84% the humidity. we have a dry atmosphere. that number always high in the early morning hours. the front's coming in with a little bit of moisture. it's pretty limited. we're only looking at showers in the forecast today. barometer's falling at 29.88. it's not much wind right now. what breeze there is five, six miles an hour is coming from the southwest. yesterday 81 was the high at the airport. couple other places made it to 82, 83, 84. not bad. 59 was the low yesterday morning. 70 is typical for this time of year. we were above the normal yesterday. we'll be a little above the
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normal today. then we'll be way below normal as that cold front comes in. the records, nowhere near those. we're not seeing 100s anymore. they're all 90s for highs and closer to freezing for the lows. we take a look at that time insta weather plus temperature scan. 66 at the boardwalk. 54 frederick. in the 50s also out in frostburg and oakland. so this southwesterly breeze is keeping us nice and warm. there's the front moving in. colder air coming in behind it. there's snow on the ground up in minnesota, dakotas and canada. that cold up there. international falls is 32 degrees. you can see the cold front. very obvious, the mild air, the green, the blues, all those cold temperatures will be filtering in behind the front. the front will be east of us and we'll begin to see the change. the breezes will pick up. the chilly air begins to fill in from the west. so, our forecast for today, we're calling for 73 to 78 the
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high. by afternoon, there may be a few scattered showers. during the day, an increase in clouds. winds west/northwest 10 to 20. waves 1 to 2 feet. waves gusting to 25 eventually for the west and northwest. here's the showers coming in. pretty limited. what we'll notice more than anything else is a shicht in the wind and the temperatures drop. tomorrow a disturbance to our south will be generating some rain. that will be a wet and miserable day because of all the clouds and the chilly temperatures that we can expect. over the next few days we can see how temperatures have been nice and warm. we take a tumble. tomorrow will only be in the 50s for highs. then near 60s with morning lows for a couple mornings next week, only in the 30s. want to know where your favorite restaurant ranked the last time it was graded on cleanliness? a new grading system is gaining support in baltimore city hall. >> that system would change the
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way city health officials inspect restaurants and bars by shining letter grades that would be posted in full view of customers. we give you a closer look. >> over jimmy's, the lunch rush is in full swing. not much has changed since the owner's family opened the place in the late '40s, so when asked about a new proposal by the city to assign grades to restaurants and bars concerning their city health inspections, he told us, why change the system that already works? >> the health department does their inspections. they do a good job of it. if a place should be closed down, it's closed down. i don't see what letter grades on the front really mean in reality. >> the bottom line is is the citizens deserve to know the conditions of the places they choose to eat. right now in the city they cannot do that. >> the idea comes from brandon scott and has full support from the city council. he said he got the idea after a number of complaints from his district at a recent trip to north carolina where all of the
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restaurants there, he says, had clearly visible letter grades concerning the establishment's health inspection. >> if you want to be an a place, have an a grade. we have to hold all of our people accountable. we're going to hold our citizens accountable, we have to hold businesses accountable as well. >> this is a very understandable system, a grading system everyone will be familiar with. >> over at the city health department which monitors 5800 city facilities, officials are applauding the idea. right now if customers want to find out about a restaurant they have to call the health department to request the information which can take a long time. but with this new grading system, they cannot only see it in a particular restaurant on the wall, but also access more information online. >> we feel that this offers not only transparency into what the governmental process is, but it's just providing more information to the public. people are interested in these things and want to know. >> back at jimmy's, folks there are hoping health officials will take everything into
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consideration before assigning the grade. >> if you run a high volume restaurant or food service or bar, in the morning before you open your doors, you could have every qualification to be an a. in the middle of a high volume rush, even doing the best you possibly can, the nature of the business, you're being a be, or c. >> wbal 11 news. well, nothing like the great outdoors. and in this morning's alert, the new study that shows time shared with mother nature could give your brain a boost. fighting to be heard. how a group of military wives are turning heads in an effort to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder.
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>> beta blockers are the usual treatment for patients with heart disease but now they may not be as effective as doctors
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hoped. researchers at the nyu school of medicine studied the beta blockers. experts say further studies are needed to determine which types of patients may benefit and the ideal length of time that the therapy should be used. a daily dose of aspirin has been proven to protect against heart attacks but it could also do good for your brain. researchers watched elderly women for five years. all of the women were all at risk for heart disease. after five years researchers found the women experienced a slower decline in their thinking and memory skills. if you're looking for one natural way to boost your brain power, time with nature may be just what the doctor ordered. if you've got that stuck in the rut feeling, it may be time to take a hike. >> there's something special about spending time outsiden nature. >> i know after i'm outside three, four days, my mind is
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clear, i'm refreshed, ready to focus. >> you kind of forget about the busyness of life and come back to a clear space. >> you get away from it all. the computers, cell phones and digital toys that consume our lives. >> you just sort of take time to really observe what's around you and take in what really matters, i think. >> but if taking the time to soak in the views and breathe that fresh air isn't reason enough for you to hit the trail, how about this? new research shows that being one with nature not only recharges your battery, it can also boost your brain power. >> they're there. from a scientific perspective -- >> dr. david strayer at the university of utah recently tested the creative thinking skills of about 60 people on a backpacking trip. he gave half of the hikers a pen and paper test at the start of the trail head. four days later, the rest of the group took the same test. >> we found a 50% boost in
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creativity for the people who had been hiking for four days. >> all of them show measurable improvement in their creativity. the part of the brain that controls creativity also controls our ability to multitask, retain information and solve problems. >> it's really been a creative power house of the brain. >> and most of us overwork it. but being back in nature, away from the digital world, gives your brain a break. >> we don't understand exactly why our brains seem to be recharged by that, but they do. >> it recharges, even though it's still working. ask just about anyone on a run or hike through the woods and they'll tell you -- >> you're constantly looking for the next marker. constantly trying to figure out if you're okay. >> wrap your brain around that. hitting the trail might just make you smarter. >> i spend a few days out and come back a little smarter. >> stay with us. there's much more news ahead on saturday morning. first a look at some events
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>> a group of military wiefshs are taking a head turning approach to solve a growing problem. they're going bare, baring their souls to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder and the need for treatment. julia brook has more on the battling bare campaign. >> ashley wise uses this eye liner to bring attention to more than just her eyes. she pens the battling bare pledge on the boofk jennifer
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brown for a photo to add to the group's facebook page. >> this pledge that you're making for your spouse is just as important as marriage vows. >> wise said she came up with the pledge and battling bare out of desperation which she said grew as she tried to get help at ft. campbell for her husband with ptsd. >> i felt like streaking. maybe naked woman would get attention. i decided to instead do a photo campaign. it was what i call a god moment. ten minutes later it was on facebook. >> this is the picture wise took, where her husband's hat and holding his gun. but wise said her husband was not her only inspiration. >> these are my husband's dog tags. they were found in his car when they retrieved his car and brought it back to me after they found my husband's body. >> her husband, brandon mccoy, committed suicide in march. she said her husband sought help for ptsd but it wasn't enough.
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>> our soldiers have a lot to say. they have a lot bottled up inside of them. and no one's listening. i feel like they're afraid to be able to say what they need to say because they're afraid it's gonna hurt their record. >> it's a silence wise and these other women hope to break with battling bare's mission. >> ensuring that the stigma of ptsd goes away and people talk about it. that's really the biggest thing. in talking, they're healing and not ignoring it. ignoring it, people are dying. >> one picture, pledge and soldier at a time. time now 5:27. it's 62 degrees. coming up we'll take a look at our top stories, including what's next for the o's after last night's wild win. he managed to get away before the ink was even dry. the i team reveals a surprising
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little cool out there. gorgeous day out there. >> like a gift. >> for the time being, it's all right. but when you look at the radar and satellite combination that's over my left shoulder. full screen right now. you see that there's something out west, right? rain in pennsylvania, new york state. becomes scattered when you get down into west virginia and eastern kentucky. but that's a cold front, rain associated with a cold front that's coming in. look at the temperatures. 58 here or near 60. 48 in pittsburgh. 36 ft. wane, indiana. so the other side of the front, which will come through this evening, there's a big change coming our way. so it affects your weekend. i'll talk about your weekend forecast in just a second. big story this morning, another underdog win friday night for the orioles that deeps them right in the post season fight.
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you gotta love that reaction. o's fans stormed local bars and restaurants friday night and erupted into a chorus of cheers when the birds finally ended that game. >> there was plenty of celebration going on among the o's players and staff. our 11 news reporter pete gilbert continues our team coverage as he tells us the celebrations got a little messy. >> please forgive my appearance and nshg fact, my yell. you might be able to smell me all the way back in baltimore after coming out of the orioles club house. that was quite the celebration. champagne and beer flowing everywhere, as they finally had a chance to celebrate a post season victory. been 15 years since they won a game in the playoffs. champagne celebration, something special. >> watching the orioles coming to games as a kid. now to give them playoff baseball, you know, and, you noeshg it's a special feeling. i can't even explain it.
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>> something you dream of when you're a little kid. even now, it's awesome. it's awesome to be here. it sucks to not be a part of it physically. but mentally, i'm here. i love watching these guys play. i battle with them all year. you know, i'm happy for them. i'm happy for the team. i'm happy for the organization. i'm happy for, most of all, all the fan sglps it's a true moment for baltimore, the owners, the fans, the players. hats off to everybody. and this is a young team hungry. i know they have more work to do. >> the celebrating can't last very long. sunday at home against the yankees to kick off the division series. yes, there will be playoff baseball at camden yards. that is a squad that cannot wait for it. in the ball park in arlington, pete gilbert, wbal, tv 11 sports. >> here's a look at some top stories. the maryland state police now have a new medivac helicopter at their disposal. state officials revealed it.
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the augusta. we're told the aircraft can transport up to four patients at the time and offer special safety features like terrain awareness and night vision capabilities. the chopper fleet is expected to go into service in february. a man is dead following an assault in brooklyn park. authorities were called to the 6,000 block of richie highway just after 9:00 friday night where they found an injured man in his 50s. he died at harbor hospital. no word as to the nature of his injuries. homicide detectives are handling the investigation. also, police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a mcdonald's restaurant in the 7300 block of dna boulevard. officials were originally called for the building for reports of a sick or injured person, but found the victim around 3:00 p.m. friday in a rest room. it remains unclear how the victim died.
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police say nothing seems suspicious. the eye team uncovered the case of a violent offender turned informant who is now on the run. >> now police want to know if he was really going to help him or if it was a ploy to avoid going back to prison. jane miller has the story. >> this is a story no one wants to talk about even though this offender is now being sought, authorities won't release his picture. city police refuse to release what is normally a piece of public information, an arrest report. the city state attorneys office, it won't answer questions either, even though according to sources, it's responsible for the deal that was cut. the night of september 25th in northeast baltimore. according to federal documents after a high-speed chase, city police arrested 31-year-old zachary martin. martin t documents say, bailed out of a car. once caught, he admitted carrying a gun, a loaded 40 caliber glock. but martin was never charged.
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instead he convinced city police and prosecutors to allow him to be an informant with the promise of leading them to even bigger players in guns and drugs. city prosecutors called off on charging martin until his kwap raying was done. the problem? it never happened. martin was taken to an east baltimore housing project t location he apparently gave for the suspected target. but a few minutes after walking into the project, sources say, police lost track of him. when they went looking for him, the only trace was the recording device he had been wearing. it had been left on a stoop martin was gone. martin's record suggests he may not have been the most trustworthy informant. in september of last year, he walked away from a federal detention facility in newark, new jersey, and was charged with escape. he was in the federal prison system because of a 1999 case involving illegal gun possession. and before that in 1995, he was charged and later convicted of state charges of attempted murder and gun violations. that was at the age of 14.
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a federal warrant is now out for martin, charging him as a felon in possession of a gun, adding to his reputation as a repeat offender. we don't know whether city prosecutors knew about martin's history and, if they did, why they thought they could trust him. i'm jane miller wbal 11 news. dyslexia is a learning disability that's often overlooked. we'll show you the increased efforts to educate the public. a family turns tragedy into a learning experience for others. weather wise, changes coming as a cold front comes through. not on rain, but temperatures. your insta weather plus forecast just ahead. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet.
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plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> quick check of radar. here we are. skies clear, although some clouds are just beginning to drift in from the west. high thin clouds. here's the rain associated with a cool front. it's a cold front coming in from the west. most of the rain is up in pennsylvania, new york state. little closer to the center of the energy with this thing. becomes a bit more scattered when you get farther south. this will come through this afternoon. then a big flip in the weather. first half of the weekend looks fine. let's take a look at the current situation outside. clear skies. 62 at the airport. inner harbor 66. that southwest breeze at 6 is bringing in some nice mild air right now. humidity not too terribly high. barometer falling with that front approaching. 29.88. we look at a few of the temperatures. east 64. 66 ocean city. chestertown 64. parkton 59, westminster 61. down to 54 frederick.
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in the 50s in far western maryland. temperatures aren't very extreme right now. part of the reason why the lower part of this storm coming in isn't too wet is we don't have a lot of moisture from the gulf feeding into it so it is working with moisture that's already in the atmosphere around our region. we're fairly dry this side of the mountain. vein not going to be the big issue today. going to be the wind and the cold air coming in behind that. look at the cold air. 37 chicago. then minneapolis. international falls, minnesota, 32. january and february this won't seem that cold. but now, this is a pretty good shot of cold air. they've got snow on the ground in eastern north dakota, up in canada. that's all part of the storm that's coming in. we're not talking snow, but a real flip in the temperatures once the front comes through. by evening the front will be east of us. breezy conditions coming in on these northwest winds and some really chilly temperatures headed our way.
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so our forecast today, 73 to 78. that's before the front gets in. again, the southwest breezes will help that. but by later in the afternoon, we switch around west to northwest at 10 to 20. that's when the cooler air begins to filter in. we will see an increase in clouds during the day and then a chance for afternoon rain showers. rain isn't the big feature. it's the change in temperatures. here's what our computer calls a rain chance later this afternoon about 4:00 or so. again, that's just a couple spotty showers and whatnot. we'll see how that develops. temperatures you'll notice. so if you're going to be out today and into the evening hours you might need a jacket by the end of the afternoon or evening. sunday is a much big r rain day as far as the rain is concerned. scattered showers. doesn't look like thunder. monday we dry the situation out a little bit. we'll stay on the cool side for a few days. so we have this baseball game on sunday, all right. how's that gonna turn out. if you're going to the game, welsh clouds, rain shower
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chance, northwest winds as three. 49 degrees. more like football weather and even the weather for football would be great. we'll still be in the 40s with a west wind at three miles an hour. temperatures stay cool into the early part of next week. morning lows monday and tuesday will only be in the 30s. >> thank you, john. mules will take center stage this weekend raising money for a very good cause. >> the harrison mule days is an event that teaches the public about mules and also the young man who lost his life. >> these kids are getting drid to show and compete at harrison mule days at that time carroll county equestrian center this weekend. the event features everything in celebration of the mule. >> we have classes where they're showing. we have speed classes.
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we have a fast trail class where we do all kinds of crazy obstacles. we have music at night, vendors. >> the event was started by the harrison family after jared harrison lost his life in farming accident in 2005 at the age of 26. jared had a cherished mule named brownie. >> when he was alive we traveled around the country going to different mule shows. had lot of fun. decided to start our own at the carroll county fair. >> jared and his cousin john always talked about creating their own mule show. after he passed away, his family made sure his dream became a reality. they all started a scholarship fund for local 4-h students to further their education. all of the proceeds go to that fund. >> i just think when you lose someone that's really close to you, you want to figure out how you can keep his memory alive. we want all of the nieces and nephews riding, we want to make sure everyone still remembers him. that was a way we thought we could do that.
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>> mule days isn't just for people who ride in show mules. spectators are welcome to meet the animal and learn more about them. they might even get a ride on a historic stage coach pulled by draft mules. family members say jared would have enjoyed seeing this event come to life. >> he would love it. he would be surprised at all the work that we're doing. he was more of a simple guy, but he would come back and enjoy it, for sure. >> admission to mule days is free. for more information you can find a link on our website wbal tv.com. wbal tv 11 news. >> looks like so much fun. >> i like mules. >> yeah. >> they're different. >> and it's free. hey arch free event. >> cool. from mules to emu hits the highway looking for love. how police finally got the bird off the road and out of danger. plus, dyslexia is a learning difference that is often
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overlooked. the movement to educate the public that's starting right here in baltimore. but first at look at last night's winning lottery numbers. hmmm, i don't think i took my pill today. there's birth control you don't have to think about taking every day or even every year. i'm painting my arms. i want another child, but not for a while. it's mirena, a small intrauterine contraceptive that's over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to five years. then again, i'm not sure i want to wait. don't use mirena if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. if you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider. if it comes out, use back-up birth control.
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>> inthis morning's education alert one of ten people show symptoms of dysle ek ia. it can show up in many areas like spelling and numbers. >> this month there's an increased effort to educate the general public about dyslexia. that effort is centered right here in baltimore. >> this is the gym at the upper school in baltimore county. its mission is to educate talented and bright students struggling with dyslexia or
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other learning based differences. >> when i first got here i wasn't good at reading or writing. >> now? >> i'm amazing at it. i can do paragraphs. i love to read. right now i'm on the hunger game series and i can't put down the book. >> that's no surprise to the head of the school. >> these are students who really get the big picture. comprehension is not an issue. they tend to be gifted in comprehension and understanding the world. they struggle with the mechanics of language. >> the teachers help you. we you smart boards. it's hands on. they really care. they care that you do well. >> the international association is trying to help spread the word to parents about the symptoms. parents like laura carnie, whose son has been showing signs of dyslexia. >> the pretests were coming home with some crazy inventive nontraditional spelling patterns which i started to watch. by friday he memorized and done beautifully on the spelling test. at that point it was not a red
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flag for the school. >> carnie had her son tested. students here will be the first to tell you why the school and its learning programs are making a difference. >> this is more hands-on. they definitely cover the class more. if you have a question, they will go over it with you as much as you need to. >> tim tooten, wbal, tv 11 news. stay with us. there's still much more ahead on 11 news saturday morning. ray rice and the ravens have spent a lot of time this week looking at game tape of the kansas city chiefs. but not of the chiefs' record. we'll tell you
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ravens set to travel healthy and rested to kansas city for sunday's showdown with the chiefs. ravens heading out on the road at 3-1, looking for their first win on the road after losing
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their first away game against philadelphia in week two. this time around, ray rice hopes that the outcome is significantly different than it was against the eagles. ravens learn a year ago can't take a team with a losing record too lightly. kansas city struggled to start the season, but last year all four of the ravens regular season losses came against opponents with losing records. so ray rice traveled to kansas city knowing focus on the chiefs, not the chiefs record. >> they are a playoff team. not a lot has changed with the personnel there. so we know what they're capable of. that's a very dangerous team. lot of weapons. and i never really get into a team's record. i know into every game just preparing for the opponent. >> michael phelps showing he's bit as talented on terra firma as in the pool. at the dunhill championship, 6th
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hole. this putt's gonna go for awhile. 153 feet and phelps put it in the cup! took that putt as long as it takes michael phelps to swim the length of an olympic pool. after he dropped the ball into the cup, phelps turned to the kr crowd and said this sport, this game is easy. maybe for michael. hope you have yourself a fantastic day. well, florida drivers were forced to stop in the middle of the street this week when a huge australian bird started strutting its stuff in the street. as dan billow reports, it took several deputies and some luck to get the big bird off the road and out of danger. >> taco is a 4-year-old emu, a 5 foot tall flightless bird who was out looking for a mate according to his owner. nothing resembles a female emu, but he isn't one to be mror. motorcycles seemed to draw his interest. imagine being this guy pulled
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over by a giant bird. maybe he'll wear his helmet from now on. >> it's odd. it's not something that we see every day. i think our guys did a really good job on trying to contain the bird. >> taco wu interested in everything and everyone. deputies at first had no idea what to do with him. they tried to herd him off the road using patrol cars. not a chance. another motorcycle arrived. that, too, was a mistake. taco wanted a kiss. and high stepping across the highway, he seemed as free as, well, a bird. >> it's a very large bird. at the time of the incident folks were trying to get to work. we have school buses going around, so it became a traffic hazard. >> taco lives in a suburban back yard two blocks away wrshg the uniqueness doesn't stop there. his owner didn't tans bell but reportedly said the bird's antics are because of mating season. taco sat contemplating his big morning. might not have found a mate, but
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he apparently had a very good time anyway. well, taco's owner was able to get him off the road by throwing a towel over the bird's head and leading him home. they should have kept ringing that bell. >> good one. taco bell. >> it's early. time is real early. it's about 62 degrees at dwi thurgood marshall. here's a look at our next hour. >> folks from ea fitness are here with a few drills that you can do with a friend. and the orioles fans, everyone is so excited. they beat the rangers 5-1 in friday night's wild card game. we'll have a look at all the excitement from every angle straight ahead. >> nice weather now but some chilly stuff ton way. your forecast just ahead. plus making the beginning of a new era.
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what the maryland police state unveiled when saturday morning news continues. stay with us. >> it's time to lace up the running shoes and grab your bib number. in just a week, 27,000 runners from all around the world will hit the streets of baltimore for the 12th annual baltimore running festival. since its inception in 2001 the race has blossomed to a full morning that features something for everyone. ages 1 to 86. from avid runners who log 26.2
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miles to half marathoners, 5kers and the kid's fun run. it show cases the best of our city. it offers at least rookie runners a challenging course and powers tourism in our town. the international field will include runners from 24 countries and every state in the u.s. last year's men's champion will trourn defend his title and take home the $25,000 prize. the race is expected to generate more than $30 million in economic impact to the city, and an additional $1 million for charity. wbal tv is proud to be the official television station of the festival and will again provide live exclusive coverage. for more information, or even to sign up to run in the festival, log on to wbal tv.com.
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>> good morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm in for lisa robinson. we'll get to the orioles big win and other news in just a moment, but first we need to look outside with mr. john. change is coming. >> change is coming. it's a beautiful morning this morning. we have a lot of sports happening on sunday. so we want to cover that. i'll take this in chronological or time order first. the ravens are in kansas city. i almost wish we had bad weather. >> yeah, no kidding. >> for the game, ravens game, mostly sunny, chilly though. 52 to 57 the high. really good football weather. now, what about baseball weather sunday evening here in town with the yankees? here we go. it's gonna be chilly, cloudy and there must be a few scattered showers around. temperature at the start of the game only around 49. looks like the upper 40s will roll right through the game for
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the evening. i don't think it will be raining during the whole game or anything like that. may be no showers at all. at least the chance is there. we'll talk more about why the big change in the weather coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you, john. well, the cinderella story continues for the baltimore orioles who took down the texas rangers last night by a score of 5-1. >> the win wu definitely a team effort. we begin our team coverage with a look at the highlights from jerry sandusky. >> orioles magic extends now to the american league division series. the orioles win the first ever american league wild card game as they knock off the texas rangers last night 5-1 at the rangers ball park in arlington. buck showalter saw his team deliver with tremendous poise. first inning, j.j. hardy brings in nate mcleod. the o's had the first lead in the first ever american league wild card came. third inning, pitching duel emerging. joe saunders.
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only gave up one run, struck out josh hamilton. fifth inning, hugh darvish, the rangers starter, equally impressive, striking out manny machado. out of the seventh, orioles continuing to show clutch hitting. this time it's mcleod with the rbi, brings in robert andino. 3-1 the orioles. they tack on two insurance runs. rangers made it dramatic, loading the bases in the ninth. but jim johnson shuts the door. orioles advance beating the rangers 5-1. now the orioles turn their attention to the new york yankees in the start of the american league division series. game one sunday night 6:15 at camden yards. games one and two will be at camden yards. games three, four and five, if need, at yankee stadium. it all gets under way sunday night at 6:15. so a spectacular sunday setting up for the ravens and kansas city. orioles at the yard against the yankees at 6:15. i'm jerry sandusky. with news like that i suspect
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all of our weekends are off to a fantastic start. >> o's fans have been celebrating all night long. orioles supporters took to the streets in downtown baltimore after the final out of the game showing off their black and orange. and some killer moves. plenty of cause to celebrate. this is what they've been waiting for for more than a decade. >> i can't put into words what happened. unbelievable win. we've been waiting 15 years for this. we've been loyal fans all along. like buck showalter said, we've been waiting for the opportunity to show up to the stadium and support the team. >> local businesses now have two days to prepare for a huge crowd. the birds host the yankees sunday night at orioles park. >> exciting stuff. there was plenty of celebrating going on amongst the o's players and staff. pete gilbert continues our team coverage.
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as he tells us, the celebrations got a little messy. >> must have been the reverse jinx, buy a new shirt and tie and then you are guaranteed to end up in a champagne baath just fresh out of the orioles club house and talking to joe saunders. one of the things that was interesting on twitter all evening. beginning, first inning he was struggling, it blew up against him. but by the sixth inning, it was a collection of apologies across the way. joe saunders had some rough outings here in this ball park but tonight he exorcised a few demons. >> appreciate that. ir love proving people wrong. i know my record in this ball park. i have had some good games and had some really bad games. tonight it was just about, hey, getting as much as you can for as long as you can. hopefully, we can get a few runs against a quality club. >> regardless of anything that happened, the key starts with joe. i felt if he could get his feet ton ground, stay away from big
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innings, he could slow him down a little bit. >> lot of guys were batting for this park. especially against this lineup. >> joe saunders got the job done in tremendous fashion. a bull pen followed up as it is known to do. sure jim johnson made it interesting in the ninth. next up likely to be jason hamill. he's been off since the beginning of september with a knee. he was fresh and ready to go. certainly saw hip bouncing around. looked awfully fresh in the post game celebration. so we'll see if jason hamill's ready to go game one against the yankees. pete gilbert for wbal tv sports. it was a desire to make some money off the other baltimore birds that led police to a pair of burglary suspects in howard county. joseph balmgarden and diana maketti police say stole a pair of ravens tickets while committing a burglary in howard county.
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investigators believe they may have been involved in up to ten burglaries. >> the suspects, we believe, stole a pair of ravens tickets and then sold them to a memorabilia shop. the owner of that shop yudz the tickets himself and our officers were there at the stayed toum take him out of the seats and question him. >> the shopowner gave police the name of one of the suspects and officers managed to arrest them both during a friday morning traffic stop. time 6:07, 62 degrees at bwi thurgood marshall. authorities say it was burglar rised and then set on fire. what burglars managed to get from a home. a look at the state's new medivac helicopters. but first, maybe the calm before the big change. live picture outside. john collins has your 11 insta
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few clouds beginning to drift in. there's a cold front out to the west related to that front, a
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few scattered showers. most of it's in pennsylvania and new york opinion here's the radar in close. nothing around us. south of frostburg into west virginia, then up into pennsylvania, you can see scattered shower activity. that's the best way to term this stuff is scattered. that's what will be coming in. 61 right now, at the harbor, 65. 90% the humidity. atmosphere pretty dry. that will help limit the amount of rain we get today as the front comes in. 29.88 the barometer has been falling off. may not be generating rain at least from our perspective southward. 61 here. 47 pittsburgh. 40 detroit. 36 chicago. and the story goes on up to freezing and below that when you get up into minnesota and the dakotas. very chilly air is coming in to the area. here's the wider view of what's going on. most of the rain is closer to the energy up in southeast canada. so it becomes more scattered as you move down south along the front.
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difference is, mild air ahead of it. light cold air. the first real arctic or midcontinental blast that we're going to see this season so far. by evening t front will be off shore. the rain threat will go with it, what little rain threat there is. you can see again skewed to the north a little bit. they get lake effect rain showers in michigan, all right. but temperatures will be cold enough, there might be a snow flake or two in there. the key here is chilly air coming in behind that front. that will stick for awhile. this is not going to be a one shot deal. if you're traveling today right along the eastern seaboard things look fine except up in new england state. tampa gets rain chances. chicago makes it only to 50 but they'll be dry. a rain/snow mix in denver with a high of 39. thunderstorms in dallas. west coast looks good in this pattern. temperatures in the 70s up into seattle. that rain snow mix in denver, that's scary. it's only october.
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73 to 78 today. the high might occur in the early afternoon. we will see an increase in clouds and sometimes in the afternoon a few showers are possible. winds eventually become west to northwest at 10 to 20. small craft advisories go up on the bay. here's what our future cast indicates for the shower chances. not very much at all. few sprinkles or widely scattered showers looks like all that's going to happen. as we go into sunday, little more moisture this way in the chilly air. so we really stand a higher chance for some rain sunday before that goes away on monday. monday we go to partly cloudy skies. here's a look at the insta weather plus seven day forecast. today 76. tomorrow only 56. 20 degree drop in temperature. wow. and a higher chance of rain tomorrow. not a great day at all tomorrow. monday morning, 38. 59 for the high. tuesday morning, 37, 65 for the high. i think you get the idea. >> thanks, john. police and fire officials in baltimore county are investigating a case of where a female firefighter fell through
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first floor as arson. this was the scene in towsend. police found two points of origin and believe an accelerant was used to start the fire. they say the home was burglarized before it was set on fire. along with electronics, the suspect made away the the home ener's porshe maryland tag 584m126. at this point police have no leads or persons that they think are responsible. if you have any information you're asked to call baltimore county arson hot line 410-887-4870. firefighters in ocean city were busy battling a two-alarm restaurant fire friday evening. authorities tell us waterman's seafood went up in flames around 7:00 p.m. and crews were forced to shut down route 50 in both directions to get the fire under
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control. everyone inside was able to get out safely less than two weeks ago, at least 18 condo units were damaged in a three alarm fire. maryland state police are getting a much better look at the agency's medivac helicopters. the state has $121 million contact to create a new fleet of state of the art choppers. our 11 news i team reporter david collins has a look at what are the best helicopters on the market. >> the public unveiling of the new maryland state police helicopter marks the beginning of a new era in safety. >> public safety is job one for all of us who have the honor to serve the public. >> everything about this aircraft is larger, more efficient than the current ones. its side doors are bigger. it's equipped with heat sensing, a license tag reader and satellite tracking. its twin engines will allow the crew to fly on one.
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>> the state of maryland wshg the leadership of governor o'malley doesn't just move along with the status quo. >> they provide a safer environment for our crew, with the latest in aviation technology. they give our flight paramedics more room and more equipment to care for the injured. they replace a fleet that was 20 years old that was spending too much time needing repairs and not enough time with the mission. >> the september 2008 fatal crash of trooper 2 in zero visibility conditions helped ebbing pe diet the fleet up grade. features on the upgrade include terrain awareness warning systems, night vision compatibility. they give the state the option of achieving accreditation and using two pilots. but it arrives under a cloud of controversy. state police made it known from the start the $12.6 millionaire craft is the one they wanted. a rival helicopter company filed a formal protest, alleging the
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state schemed the specifications in favor of augusta westland, guaranteeing that the model was selected. the aw 139 has frequently been cited with directives. over the summer the european aviation safety issued one imposing a new life limit ton tail rotor blades. the faa adooptd similar version. early last year the same agency issued an ad citing a tail rotor unbalance. back in 2009, according to faa records there had been in flight losses of cockpit door windows. the faa noted the middle section of the fuselage flame is prone to damage. under the common issues the faa reported rough rides because of the high vibration of the rotor system. david collins wbal tv 11 news. coming up in this morning's -- what is this? >> next block. >> consumer alert. hundreds of thousands of vehicles recalled. the issues that the car maker's
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having with the top models. ffrjts you're thinking of taking a vacation before the holidays, turns out a lot of folks had the very same idea. where you can still find some good deals and see some price hikes. plus, did you wake up sleepy this morning? >> yep. >> most of us are saying yep. we'll have some tips from a specialist about the best ways to recharge. does your phone give you all day battery life ?
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droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >> we begin this morning's consumer alert with a recall issue by honda. the automaker is pulling 820,000 vehicles off the road, saying the headlights can fail. the latest recall includes 2002 and 2003 honda civics, as well as 2004 and 2005 honda pilots. honda reports the wires connected to control switch where the headlights can overheat and melt knocking out low beams. the company has promised to fix
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the problem for free. honda's also pulling thousands of cars off the market for a potential fire hazard. the automaker is recalling more than half a million of its according model years 2003 and 2007. apparently the power steering hoses in those vehicles can leak and cause a fire in the engine. so far no crashes or injuries have been reported. honda dealers will fix the problem for free. the automaker said replacement parts for the accord won't be available until early next year. car troubles and high gas prices haven't been enough to push many americans away from the idea of a fall vacation. if you ear one of those who stashed away for some r&r during the holidays, you may be bit of bad news when it comes to prices. there's a lot more good than bad out there for fall travellers. >> if you are thinking you'd be the only one jetting off on a
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fall vacation this year, think again. turns out fall vacations have become as popular as the ones in summer. >> two out of three travellers told us they plan to take a week or more vacation this fall. >> in an orbitz survey of 750 americans, 68% said they would be hitting the roads for a get away sometime between labor day and thanksgiving. and senior editor says for good reason. >> kids are back in school which means fewer crowds. the temperatures are still mild. and because the hotels aren't as full. you see really great deals this time of year. >> she says while you can expect great deals at hotels, resorts and theme parks, the same can't be said for flying. airlines aren't likely to lower fares beyond where they are now, and they'll definitely be higher around the holidays. that's why a lot of fall vacationers will be driving. >> one of the reasons we see
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them is because one of the most popular get aways for fall travellers is seeing all of the beautiful fall colors. people tend to take the regional trips where they hop in the car for a long weekend to get away to see the fall colors. >> in several parts of the country those colors are peeking starting this weekend. chris clackem, wbal tv 11 news. >> stay with us. there's still much more news ahead on our 11 news saturday morning. but first here's a look at some events going on around town this weekend. [ female announcer ] now there's a way
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choosy moms choose jif. the key to losing weight, getting enough sleep, but that's not exactly something that comes easily in the fast-paced world in which we live. >> barbara moore silva talked to a sleep specialist about the best ways to rest and recharge. >> duringmy residency i had a unique experience where i got a chance to work in the sleep lab. i saw i could change people's lives in under 24 hours. >> he's become known as the sleep doctor. his credentials are impressive. >> i have a ph.d. in clinical psychology and am board certified in sleep discords. i see sleep patients, people who have insomnia, apnea, that sort of thing. >> dr. bruce has written a few books on the topic. he knows the importance of sleep. >> we now know that if you're not sleeping enough it has major
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effects emotionally, cognitively, reaction time, you name it. especially now that kids are back to school. we also know that if they're not sleeping well, they're not going to be studying well and performing well. >> so how much sleep do we need? >> that's a great question. everybody's sleep need appears to be different. so i'm a 6 1/2 hour guy. i have been my entire life. i have got patients who require 8 1/2 or 9 hours. it really depends. i tell people if you can wake up within five minutes of your alarm going off you probably found the right amount of sleep. >> routine, he said, is crucial, so is a dark, cool, quiet room. even down to your mattress, pillow and bedding. >> it's really a sleep system. if you don't have the right performance equipment, you're not going to perform well. if you're running a race, you want to have good shoes. if you want to sleep you have to have a great pillow and mattress. >> time 6:27. at 62 degrees at thurgood marshall. the first in four years, the
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jobless rate fell below 8%. what the presidential nominees have to say about that. the o's flying high with the wild card win over the texas rangers. we'll tell you what's next for the team when we come back. very nice day yesterday. pretty good morning this morning. some very chilly air is on the way. the insta weather plus forecast and the rest of the weekend, all weekend, coming up, in just a moment.
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>> wellcome back to wbal news saturday morning. >> how about them o's? >> how about them o's? >> big, big weekend. especially here tomorrow. we'll be talking more about that forecast coming up. the trend is, well, autumn. what can i say? it was summer-like yesterday. it was gorgeous. and this morning we're starting out with temperatures around 60. there are upper 50s to the west of us. not bad at all. today we warm up a little bit ahead of a cool front. this is the projection from 1:30
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this afternoon. we'll be in the mid 70s here, the yellow. then you see it as you go west, changes to greens. from blues. look far western maryland goes into blue with temperatures in the 40s. chillier temperatures just descend on us overnight tonight, tomorrow. looks like they stay with us. those chilly temperatures right through the weekend into early this coming week. we'll talk about this temperature trend coming up in just a moment. course our big story this morning the o's. as they knock off the rangers and the pennant race and move on to the next round of the post season with a late night victory. j.j. hardy got things rolling for the birds in his first hit. that would bring a score in. birds doing it. the o's end up winning 5-1. o's never gave up the lead. it's a win 15 years in the making. manny machado was 5 the last
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time the o's were in the playoffs. as pete gilbert tells us, that meant some messy fun in arlington. >> please forgive my appearance, my smell. you might even be able to smell me back in baltimore. after coming out of the orioles club house that was quite the celebration. champagne an beer flowing. a pure exuberance as they finally had chance to celebrate a post season victory. been 15 years since they won a game in the playoffs. champagne celebration, something special. >> i watched the orioles, coming to games as a kid. to give them playoff baseball. it's a special feeling. i can't explain it. >> something you dream of when you're a little kid. and even now, it's awesome. it's awesome to be here. it sucks to not be part of it physically, but mentally i'm here. i love watching these guys play.
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i battle with them all year. i'm happy for them, i'm happy for the team, the organization and all the fans. >> the orioles, the owners, the fans, the players. hats off to everybody. and this is a young team, a hungry team. i know they have more work to do. >> the celebrating can't last very long. sunday at home against the yankees to kick off a division series. yes, there will be playoff baseball at camden yards. that is a squad that cannot wait for it. pete gilbert, wbal tv 11 sports. here's a look at some other top stories man is dead following an assault in brooklyn park. authorities were called to the 6,000 block just after 9 p.m. friday night where they found an injured man in his 50s. he died at harbor hospital. right through there's no word to the nature of his injury bus homicide detectives are handling that investigation. also, police are
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investigating the discovery of a body inside a mcdonald's restaurant. happened in the 7300 block of bna boulevard. officials were originally called for reports of a sick or injured person but found the nern a rest room. it remains unclear how the victim died but police say nothing seemed suspicious. 50 people recovering from injuries they sustained in a friday afternoon traffic pileup. 46 vehicles were involved in this accident on interstate 75 in florida. and amazingly, no fatalities have been reported. authorities believe heavy rain may have played a factor in a chain reaction crash. traffic also backing up at gas pumps in california where lines were more than a dozen cars deep. the state is in the middle of a gas shortage. that's caused some of the biggest price jumps in years. according to aaa the average price for a gallon of regular is $4.49. a drop in the unemployment rate is giving president obama some ammunition to recover from
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his weak debate performance. for the first time in his presidency the jobless rate is below 8%. we have more on how both campaigns are using the numbers for their advantage in this morning's commitment 2012 report. >> at a rally in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of the septembers job report. >> more americans entered the work force. more people are getting jobs. >> the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's been below 8% during his presidency. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> political points is exactly what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> this president calls his policies going forward. i call his policies for warned. >> romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states, that employment rate is gonna come down not because people are giving up and
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dropping out of the work force, but because we're creating more jobs. >> on social media, some accuse the president obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. former general electric ceo jack welsh wrote, these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate? change the numbers. >> it's ludicrous to hear that statement. >> secretary of labor denies any political motivation, saying the numbers are real. while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama -- >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> -- obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> a bench mark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to significantly lower the unemployment rate. the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. in washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. looking for something to do this weekend why not check out a
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movie. got your box office preview. but first a ground breaking lawsuit aims to let registered second offenders decorate their homes for halloween. what it has to do with constitutional rights. something you may want to do this weekend is break out the sweaters and jackets. the insta weather plus forecast just ahead. barnhill: you hear a lot of talk about question seven...
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the radar's probably going to be the least important of the things weather-wise for today, all right? there are other changes coming. but the radar plays a story, part of the story here. we see some sprinkles out in western maryland and the northeast, west virginia there. little dots, west of hagerstown,
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around frostburg. that's related to a cool front that's coming in. i keep calling it a cool front. it's a cold front. at the moment we're on the warm side of everything. ocean city, the picture you see here. somebody taking a jog along the boardwalk there. sun just beginning to brighten the sky. 65 there. also 65 at the inner harbor. 61 at bwi marshall. humidity up. it normally is in the early morning hours. but all things said and done, the atmosphere isn't all that wet. barometer falls. that front comes in. at the moment we have a south wind at 5. just a bit of a breeze. once the front goes through it's northwest. we get some cold air coming in. let's take a look at where -- just set the stage. we've been nice and mild here. here's the temperature range, the top up around 80 or so for a few days. yesterday we were up around 80. look where the trend is. it will take us way around the normal high for this time of year which is 70.
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65 downtown. 64 along with edgewood, 59 randalls town. columbia 60 degrees. here's our sprinkling activity out of western maryland. little more shower activity north. that's where most of the moisture is being squeezed out of the atmosphere. here's the front just coming in to western maryland. breezy up in the great lakes. much colder air coming in back there. temperatures down near freezing up into minnesota and wisconsin, even near chicago. that's setting the stage for where we're going to flip to here. you can see temperatures, the sharp drop in temperatures. 36 chicago. 33 international falls at depere south dakota. northern plains frigid for this season anyway. 73 to 78 our high today before the front comes in which is early this afternoon. increase in clouds maybe an
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afternoon sprinkle or shower. insta weather future cast hits more of a sprinkle than shower. we'll see some clouds as well. northwest breezes pick up this afternoon. small craft advisories on the pay. much higher chance of rain. little disturbance will pass to our south. insta weather plus forecast shows this trend. only 50s on sunday. what a drop. near 60 monday. monday morning low 38 degrees. >> covering the nation this morning. rhode island is playing host to one big pumpkin. a gigantic pumpkin weighed in at 2300 pounds. had to be part of the state's contest. there are lots of folks who did do some pumpkin carving in rhode island.
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jack-o-lanterns. open for business at the roger williams zoo. it features 5,000 pumpkins all with intricate carvings following the theme of the world stage. they carve scenes from popular movies and broadway and tv shows from the wizard of oz. lanterns are also useful. just a big pumpkin festival. >> so right about that. not everyone is putting pumpkins out. registered second offenders are banned from decorating on halloween. now a group of registered offenders is suing to reverse their town's laws. our affiliate from l.a. explains why they believe they violate their constitutional rights. >> when you mention hollywood and second offenders in simi valley everyone knows what you're talking about. one of several communities to adopt restrictions on sex offenders banning them from
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setting up outdoor decoration and lighting on halloween. some offenders are also required to place a sign on their front doors telling them visitors no candy or treats will be offered at that time home. public safety measure or violation of civil rights. the measure is being challenged in simi valley. five registered second offenders and their families contends in a lawsuit the halloween restriction violates freedom of speech. so what do you think? >> i think it's a positive thing, really. i hate to see it have to happen. but that's the way people are today. >> hard call. i don't think it's necessary to put a sign. i do think it probably would be best not to have a light and a pumpkin open up come here. >> i think they should be banned from that. i think everybody should know exactly who they are and the kids shouldn't even be around them. that's what i think. >> i do feel that it's kind of a
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civil -- civil liberties issue. and, again, somebody basically what does halloween have to do with the crime that was committed? i don't really want my kid going and trick or treating at a pedophile's house, but that's what i look for as a parent i accompany my young child while they're trick or treating. >> stay with us. 11 fitness is coming up next. they weren't quite ready for that but they will be when they come back on. there they go. here's alook at last night's winning lottery numbers. we'll see more of those guys in just a sec. ?o?o?oçoíc';woçwk eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
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welcome back. it's time for 11 fitness. here ea fitness joins us. good morning, eric. how are you? >> good. >> introduce us. how you doing? you got some partners getting into shape. >> different partner exercising you can do. something for everybody and everybody. show you finish out with a nice condition. so you ready to go, ladies? give me five squats. five split lungs with a roll inside. ready? go, ladies. >> i see.
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>> nice. keep that band tight. two. good. three. yes. four. try to keep the resistance on the band. yep. >> that exercises your upper body and your lower body. >> yep. you get the best of both worlds. gonna go from there. now she's gonna do something for her chest. only upper body now. you ready? push out. give me five. good. >> that person behind you is strong. >> yeah, right? >> three, yep. that's four. nice, amanda. five. good job. let's go for some running in place. put the band behind you. >> kind of neat. you get a lot of exercise. >> just with the band. she's going to go for about 15 seconds. you ready? let's go. >> that's how i run. i don't get anywhere. >> good.
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hold on tight. don't let it go to the camera. okay. countdown. five, four, three and time. good stuff. >> that's what a lot of football players do. resistance. i guess get their legs stronger. >> get your heart rate up and everything. yep. just wanted to show you something that's a little different this time. >> that is different. basically it's like, if you got a buddy, you work out a little bit and get in shape. you got some other exercises you can work out. we were just talking about pulling them back. that's a lot of fun. you are the best. ladies, thank you very much. appreciate it. you can visit ea fit club at 29 green meadow drive. you can also call 410-949-4545 or e-mail eric at go to fit club
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at gmail.com. stay with us. john has another look at the weekend forecast. here's lester holt with a look at what's coming up on the "today" show. lefter? >> good morning. coming up on today with exactly one month to go until election day, we'll look at where the race stands for the white house. and hear from critics who say friday's unemployment numbers are too good to be true. also ahead, u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with his rival's skates before a competition. he will join us live for an exclusive interview to explain why he did it. plus, the story of a miracle recovery. a 23-year-old woman's brush with death when her skull was separated from her spine in a car accident. she will be here to tell us how she survived. jenna offered to help me kick my fitness routine up a notch, a request i foolishly accepted. what happens when she tries to convince me pain is my friend.
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tim burton goes back to his roots with a halloween themed cartoon. it's in theaters in weekend. we have more on that plus a look at other weekend debuts in this morning's box office preview. >> even after death the muscles
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respond to electricity. >> science class sparks a bad idea in frankenweenie. a devoted dog owner in the tale and when his pet pal sparky dies victor takes his homework to the next level and brings the dog back to life. soon neighborhood bullies want in on the act which may end up destroying the entire town. it is rated pg. the former secret agent who rescued his kidnapped daughter now needs her help. criminals loyal to those he took out vow revenge and capture the spy and his wife on vacation. he gives his daughter a course on special tactics so they can thwart the bad guys again. taken 2 is rated pg 13. nicole kidman is jail bait
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inpaper boy a death row groupie trying to free john cusack from prison. jack efron had just been kicked out of college and has a crush on kidman which may turn into a life or death love triangle once the convicted killer is relea d released. the paper boy is rated r. wbal tv 11 news. >> interesting mix there. >> out west you might want to go see a movie with the weather we have coming. >> get out the sweaters and jackets. tomorrow there's a baseball game. this givious a preview of where we're headed. nice today. tomorrow for the game. it's an evening game. 49 at game start with 40% chance of showers. it will still be in the 40s at the end of the game, too. by monday morning we'll be in the 30s. >> all right.
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congratulations, baltimore orioles. can't wait to see you tomorrow night. go ravens. "today" show is coming up. >> it's time to lace up the running shoes and grab your bib number. in just a week, 27,000 runners from all around the world will hit the streets of baltimore for the baltimore running festival. since its inception in 2001, the
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race has blossomed to a full morning that features something for everyone. ages 1 to 86. from avid runners who log 26.2 miles to half marathoners, 5kers and the fun run, it show cases the best of our city. it offers rookie runners a challenging course, and powers tourism in our town. the international field will include runners from 24 countries and every state in the u.s. last year's men's champion will return to defend his title and take home the $25,000 prize. the race expected to generate $30 million in economic impact for the city and an additional million dollars for charity. wbal tv is proud to be the official television station of the festival and will provide live exclusive coverage. for more information or even to sign up to run in the festival, log on to wbal tv.com.
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